A facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing moderate to severe wrinkles and sagging skin. Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Schalit, can help restore your youthful features by removing major lines & folds, so there’s no need to worry about aging again soon.

About Facelift

A Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing prominent wrinkles and sagging skin. It involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin.

The skin begins to wrinkle and sag as a result of age, sun exposure, and genetics. Children and young adults have smooth, round faces due to evenly distributed fatty tissues in facial contours. Over time, the skin sags and folds around the chin, jawline, and neck become prominent. Not only does a facelift improve facial appearance, but it also has a dramatic effect on the neck, enhancing its contour and profile.*

Facelift Daytona Beach and Palm Coast
*Individual results may vary.

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Dr. Schalit often performs facelifts in conjunction with neck lift procedures. A facelift can also be performed with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), forehead lift, and/or chin augmentation to create an overall rejuvenation of the face. The procedure can be repeated as gravity continues its effects after the first surgery.*

Facelifts are performed in outpatient surgical centers or an accredited physician’s office. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is most commonly used, with pre-medication to help you relax. General anesthesia is generally not required but can be used if desired.

The surgeon will make incisions inside the hairline at the temple, in front of the ear, then around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending at the scalp area. Excess skin is removed, and sagging muscles and connective tissues are tightened. In some cases, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck. Incisions are then closed with small sutures.

The procedure may take 2-3 hours, depending on whether any other procedures are performed at the same time.

In the weeks following surgery, the facial skin and area around the ear and under the chin may be numb. There may also be some temporary discoloration as healing begins, which may take a few weeks to disappear. Occasionally, the facial nerve is bruised during surgery, resulting in a temporary loss of function or sensation. However, actual long-term damage to the facial nerve is rare.

The healing process is gradual, so you will not notice final results for up to 6 months. A single procedure often achieves the desired results. Most patients who have had a facelift are pleased with their new, more youthful appearance.

A facelift can make a patient look 5 to 10 years younger.* Dramatic as the end results are, this is not a simple procedure. It requires a week to 10 days of recovery.

You’re a good candidate for facelift surgery if you have moderate to severe wrinkles and facial sagging, especially around the cheeks and jawline. You should be a healthy nonsmoker or at least plan on quitting at least two weeks before the procedure.

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Facelift Before and After Daytona Beach and Palm Coast
*Individual results may vary.

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Dr. Schalit serves Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.

*Individual results may differ.